Museum visits schools to teach

2019-04-25 06:00
Solomon Qatyana Primary School Grade 5 learners interacting with Amanda Koba during the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum programme run at the school on Wednesday 24 April.PHOTO: mzwanele mkalipi

Solomon Qatyana Primary School Grade 5 learners interacting with Amanda Koba during the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum programme run at the school on Wednesday 24 April.PHOTO: mzwanele mkalipi

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The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum kicked off its second educational outreach programme involving local schools, targeting Grade 4, 5 and 6.

It started with Solomon Qatyana Primary’s Grade 5 classes last week, finishing with the rest of the classes yesterday (Wednesday).

The museum has a different school programme for each term, and the current one focuses on hunters and gatherers.

Through such programmes primary school learners, from schools in Lwandle, Nomzamo and beyond, learn about local history.

During the second and third terms museum personnel visit primary schools, and the content they teach correspond with the learners’ curricula.

The museum’s complementary lessons stress the audio-visual and interactive, using media such as PowerPoint presentations.

Amanda Koba, museum education officer, told City Vision these lessons are especially beneficial to learners from schools with limited resources, to experience what is taught in their classes in a different way.

“We don’t stand at the chalk board as the teachers do,” she explained. “Everything they want to see is on PowerPoint, and we ask questions about what they see in front of them.”

Koba says the programmes are warmly welcomed by teachers, as they assist them as well.

“We bring to the learners what they don’t have, and teachers only revise with them what we did when they get to that chapter,” she added.

“This helps to lessen the burden on the teachers.”

The interactive approach encourages learners to engage with key questions.

Also part of the museum programme are national symbols, targeted at Grade 6, in which children also learn about traditional plants.

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